|"Blueberry Hill" Series Preview: recorded @ CBS, Hollywood on March 24, 1943 - Shiffy 48|
This is an edited excerpt from a remarkable 30 minute recorded preview of the proposed CBS series “Blueberry Hill”. In the cast were Benny Carter’s Orchestra, Ernest Whitman, Mantan Moreland, Lou Mel Morgan Trio, Hattie McDaniel, and The Charioteers. My focus on this program is, for the purpose of this posting the memorable music. However, I’ve included the program opening and closing. The latter is particularly interesting because the announcer explains the circumstances under which the...
Keywords: CBS; Benny Carter; Ernest Whitman; Mantan Moreland; Lou Mel Morgan Trio; Hattie McDaniel; The Charioteers; AFRS; Jubilee; OTR